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    Oscar Talk: Who's Ahead in the Oscar Race, Post-AFI FEST and the Governors Awards, Documentaries and Beyond

    Kris Tapley and I get back into the Oscar race, covering the AFI FEST showings of "Out of the Furnace," "Saving Mr. Banks," and "Lone Survivor." We get into the documentary short list, the opening of "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "Nebraska," and how the top contenders worked the room at the Governors' A...

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    The Big O: When it Comes to Oscar Dames, Dench Rules

    According to Oscar, there is no dame grander than Judi Dench.

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    Exclusive Video: Emma Thompson Guides a 'Mary Poppins' Sing-Along at 'Saving Mr. Banks' Lunch

    If there was anything to glean from yesterday's swank lunch in honor of Walt Disney Pictures' "Saving Mr. Banks" at Manhattan's Four Seasons Restaurant, it was that Oscar-winner Emma Thompson knows how to own a room.

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    Review: Thompson Triumphs in 'Saving Mr. Banks,' which Adds Spoonful of Sugar to Backstage 'Mary Poppins' Tale (TRAILER)

    For 20 years, Walt Disney avidly pursued the film rights to "Mary Poppins," and for 20 years, author P.L. Travers rebuffed the mogul's tenacious advances, fearing the ways he might maul her beloved book and character. This is the tale that "Saving Mr. Banks," which had its world premiere at the BFI ...

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    Watch: New Clip, 2 Featurettes & Complete Details On 2-Disc Soundtrack For 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    An oooey-gooey love letter by Disney to themselves, or an actual movie with real drama and emotion? That's question surrounding the upcoming "Saving Mr. Banks," the movie about the journey to get "Mary Poppins" on the big screen. And the good news is: the movie works. Our review out of the BFI Londo...

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    BFI London Film Festival Review: 'Saving Mr. Banks' With Tom Hanks & Emma Thompson

    Though the general public doesn't always share their enthusiasm, Hollywood loves making movies about itself. Whether fictional or based in reality, it's rare for a year to pass without some kind of film about filmmaking, from classics like "Sunset Boulevard" and "Mulholland Drive" to, uh, not-classi...

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    Review: 'Saving Mr. Banks,' With Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, Puts an Enjoyable Spin On the 'Mary Poppins' Saga Without Romanticizing Disney

    From its opening "Walt Disney presents" ident onward, John Lee Hancock's "Saving Mr. Banks" is cloaked in an inescapable veil of "meta."

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    'The Love Punch,' Starring Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan, Acquired By Ketchup Entertainment

    After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival last month, "The Love Punch" has just been picked up for distribution by Ketchup Entertainment, who are eyeing a release for next year.

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    Oscars: A Look At The Best Actress Front-Runners, Including Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock & Amy Adams

    Received wisdom has it that, in most years, the Best Actress category at the Academy Awards is less competitive than their male equivalent. It's certainly true, if it even needs to be said, that great roles for women are far, far less common than they are for men. But one only has to think of the pe...

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